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Daily Farm Report: Sterling Starts From Gonzales and Petree Provide the Highlights for the Day

Runs were hard to come by for the Cardinals farmhands. The system went 1-3, but strong starts by Marco Gonzales and Nick Petree stood out.

Marco Gonzales sturck out 7 batters in 6 innings last night
Marco Gonzales sturck out 7 batters in 6 innings last night
Rob Carr

Oklahoma City 8 Memphis 3


  • Greg Garcia (SS): 1-5, R, K
  • Randal Grichuk (DH): 0-4
  • Joey Butler (LF): 2-3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, BB
  • Stephen Piscotty (RF): 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Xavier Scruggs (1B): 0-3, BB, K
  • Thomas Pham (CF): 0-4, K
  • Scott McGregor (SP): 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HR


  • Oklahoma City jumped on Scott McGregor early. They ended up scoring a run in each of the first three innings.
  • All three Memphis pitchers allowed a run.
  • Greg Garcia pushed his hitting street to 8 games.
  • Joey Butler's hot start continues, he added another extra base hit and currently leads Memphis in all 3 triple slash categories (.426/.550/.681).
Northwest Arkansas 3 - Springfield 2

  • Rafael Ortega (RF): 1-2, R, 3 BB, 2 SB
  • James Ramsey (CF): 0-3, 2 BB, K, SB
  • Aledmys Diaz (DH): 1-5, 2B, RBI, 2 K
  • Jonathan Rodriguez (1B): 2-4, R, HR, RBI, BB, K
  • Patrick Wisdom (3B): 1-4, 2B, 3 K
  • Seth Blair (SP): 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO, HR

  • Despite collecting 10 hits and 7 walks Springfield was only able to push 2 runs across the plate.
  • Ronnie Shaban surrendered a walkoff homer to Mark Threlkeld in the bottom of the 9th.
  • Pat Wisdom picked up a double, but also whiffed 3 times and was charged with a throwing error. Wisdom now has 21 strikeouts in 17 games on the season.
  • Seth Blair posted a career low 8.4% BB rate last year in AA, but that number has crept back up near 15% this season.

St. Lucie 6 Palm Beach 5 (12 Innings)


  • Charlie Tilson (CF): 2-5, R, 2B, BB
  • Starlin Rodriguez (DH): 1-5, R, BB, 2 K
  • Nick Martini (RF): 3-6, R, 3B, RBI
  • Jacob Wilson (2B): 2-6, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K
  • Anthony Garcia (LF): 0-4, R, 2 BB, K
  • Marco Gonzales (SP): 6 IP, 3H, ER, 1 BB, 7 K, HR
  • Dixon Llorens (RP): IP, H, 2 K
  • Sam Tuivailala (RP): 1.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Mitch Harris (RP): 1.2 IP, 2 H, R, BB

  • Palm Beach came out of the gate swinging. The first 4 Cardinals that came to the plate scored. Unfortunately for Palm Beach they only were only able to push one more run across despite amassing 11 hits and 6 walks in the game.
  • Marco Gonzales made an impressive start fanning 7 and only walking 1 in 6 innings. Gonzales has racked up 19 strikeouts against 4 walks in 17.2 innings on the season.
  • The bullpen was unable to make the lead stand up for Palm Beach. With 2 outs and a 4 run lead in the 9th the Cardinals allowed a St. Lucie rally that tied the game. St. Lucie won the game with a sac fly off of Mitch Harris in the 12th.

Peoria 4 Cedar Rapids 1


  • C.J. McElroy (CF): 2-4, 2 R, K, SB
  • Carson Kelly (C): 0-3, RBI, K
  • Kenneth Peoples-Walls (LF): 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 K, 2 SB
  • Mason Katz (2B): 1-3, R, BB
  • Nick Petree (SP): 6 IP, 3 H, o ER, 2 BB, 8 K

  • Kenneth Peoples-Walls singled in a run in the bottom of the first to give Peoria a lead they would not relinquish, as the Peoria pitching staff was able keep Cedar Rapids off of the board until the 9th.
  • Nick Petree had another strong start. His walk total has been a little high so far this season, but he has struck out over a batter an inning.
  • Kenneth Peoples-Walls now has four stolen bases on the season. He has four more stolen bases than he has walks.

Schedule for 4/23/14:

Springfield (Gaviglio) v. Arkansas (Selman)

St. Lucie (Ynoa) v. Palm Beach (Mayers)

Cedar Rapids (Mildren) v. Peoria (Arturo Reyes)